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Pharmacy Residency Programs at Johnson City Medical Center

photo: aerial view of Johnson City Medical Center facility

Welcome to the Ballad Health Pharmacy Residency program at The Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC). Our program builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy education by giving residents the experience of serving a growing community with diverse needs. We offer a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency and a Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency.

JCMC is a 445-bed tertiary referral center located in Northeastern Tennessee. JCMC is one of five Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state of Tennessee and is a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center. JCMC is part of Ballad Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 29 counties in Northeastern Tennessee, Southwestern Virginia, Northwestern North Carolina, and Southeastern Kentucky.

ASHP Residency Accreditation

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program began in 2010 and is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

JCMC also serves as a practice site for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences for Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University.

Our purpose

Residents who successfully complete our PGY1 residency program will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS) and pursue advanced education and training opportunities, including PGY2 residencies.

Residents who successfully complete our PGY2 Critical Care residency programs will be prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certified in the advanced critical care practice area.

Program details

The department of pharmacy services has a progressive practice model with centralized clinical pharmacists, decentralized clinical pharmacists and clinical pharmacy specialists. Pharmacy practice is supported by computerized prescriber order entry, an integrated electronic health record, automated dispensing cabinets, barcode medication administration, and smart infusion pumps.

Additionally, the department of pharmacy services provides services to Niswonger Children’s Hospital, an outpatient infusion center, and Ballad Health Cancer Care at JCMC.

Pharmacy services provided at JCMC include:

  • 24/7 pharmacist code response
  • Interprofessional rounding
  • Decentralized pharmacy services
  • Anticoagulation and clinical consults
  • Adult parenteral nutrition consults
  • Pharmacist-managed renal dosage adjustments
  • Pharmacist-managed pharmacokinetic dosing (aminoglycosides and vancomycin)
  • Patient medication counseling
  • Drug information responses

Learn more about our programs

Postgraduate programs
Take the next steps in your career

For more information about our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency and how to apply, follow the links below.

Why Ballad?

Nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Johnson City is a thriving community and great place to work, play and live.

Come get to know us and our story.

Mission: Honor those we serve by delivering the best possible care.
Vision: To build a legacy of superior health by listening to and caring for those we serve.
Values: Caring, Faith, Quality, Creativity, Honesty & Respect.